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Our undergraduate experiential learning results in significant discovery about predicting biodiversity.

This new study, published online today, is the result of data collected by our undergraduate students as part of their field course, Coastal Community Ecology.

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Field Mycology

OveriewWhat to expectOveriew Overview: Survey and field/lab identification of fungi in the Ascomycota and Basidiomycota phyla. Independent field research project. Lectures will cover the basic biology and ecology of the Ascomycota and Basidiomycota. Research Skills: Identification of common genera and species in the Ascomycota and Basidiomycota. Appropriate practices used to collect, store, and describe macro-fungi…
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In Pursuit of the Whale

OverviewWhat to expectOverview Overview: The course will involve close study of literature and films relating to whales and whaling, employing theoretical concepts from ecocriticism (environmentally-oriented cultural criticism) and critical animal studies. Making good use of the proximity of wild cetaceans, historic whaling sites, and the contemporary cultural industry of whale-watching, the course will combine place-based…
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Marine Terrestrial Interactions

OverviewWhat to expectOverview Overview: Marine-Terrestrial Interactions will explore the biological and physical processes that link marine and terrestrial communities of coastal B.C. Experiential based learning will be a key focus with students spending the majority of their time conducting field research. Overall, the course will be structured in four main sections. The first will introduce…
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Welcome to the 2017 Fall Semester students!

The Fall Semester is an intense, immersion, marine sciences experience at the fourth-year, senior undergraduate level.

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Thinking of our friends and colleagues at UTMSI in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey caused extensive damage during the weekend at University of Texas Marine Science Institutes’s main facilities in Port Aransas.

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Housekeeping position at BMSC

BMSC is seeking housekeepers, who will work under minimum supervision, performing cleaning and minor maintenance tasks to ensure that facilities are maintained with regard to safety, sanitation and appearance.

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Ride the Riding in Anacla, Bamfield & Port Alberni

Community meet and greet: Gord Johns, Courtenay-Alberni Member of Parliament at the Rix Centre, Thursday Aug. 24, 11:30-12:30.

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Seminar, Tuesday August 22: “Where the wild things are: the ecology and conservation of marine birds and mammals in Canada’s coastal waters”. 5pm, Rix Centre

Join us for a seminar by Dr. Fox, who will speak about t marine birds and mammal conservation in Canada. All Welcome.

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